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The name Pink Moon comes from the pink flowers – phlox – that bloom in spring. Other names for this Full Moon are Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, Egg Moon, and Paschal Moon.
This information is from timeanddate.com. The website has a lot of informationon about the Sun and Moon phases and the when the seasonal changes will happen. While your city might not be in their data base another town close to should be. If you live in a very rural area or outback or the Bush or whatever more isolated towns are called where you live lol up the closest major city to you. Then with knowing that time you can watch for the rising or getting Sun and know how many minutes to add or subtract to get the exact time for where you live. It might take up 2 or 3 complete Mon cycles before you get the slight time difference figured out.
When I was looking for the tie closest to me I notice something I found interesting April’s Full Moon this year is on the 19th at 6:12 AM Central Time zone and next year it is on the 7th at 9:35 PM Centrala Time zone.
I find it planetary movement helps me not only with spells and/or rituals it also helps me connect to different Goddesses and Gods that I want. To know better. Especially the Dark Moon phase which comes 3 days before the New Moon through meditation I have found I can talk to my Spirit Guide, Goddesses, and God’s easier and better then during any other of its phases.
1 cup/128 grams shortening or 1/2 cup/113 grams shortening and 1/2 cup/113 grams of butter
1/3 cup/43 grams sugar
2/3 cup/86 grams ground blanched almonds
1 2/3/ 214 grams flour
1/4 teaspoon salt/1.25 ml salt
1 cup/128 grams confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon/5 ml cinnamon
Mix together shortening, sugar, and almonds. Soft together flour, salt, and then stir into almond mixture until a soft dough forms. Chill dough for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 325F/165C. Break off pieces of chilled dough and roll pencil thin. Cut rolled dough in 2 1/2/6.5 cm lengths and form each into a verdant shape with your fingers. Bake in an increased cookie sheet until set, but not brown, about 14-16 minutes. Mix together confectioners sugar and cinnamon. Cool cookies on pan, and while they are slightly warm dip each in cinnamon mixture. Makes approximately five dozen crescent Moons. For vegan guests, use a natural sugar substitute in place of refined sugar.
Copyright by Kirin Lee Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 1999 Page 49
When Medusa was slain, the winged horse Pegasus sprang from her blood. The Greeks pottery Medusa as a horrifying gorgon, an ugly woman with snakes for hair; anyone who looked at her face was turned to stone. Yet her name has the same root as medicine and measure, and derives from a Greek word meaning “to protect, to rule over.” Medusa is a moon goddess, the triple-headed Great Goddess in her death aspect. She is associated with blood, so to meet her is to meet the mysteries of moon-blood or menstrual blood, sacred and terrible, in many mythologies the source of life. Medusa is serpent energy, enlivening, terrifying, impersonal. Somehow Medusa, a symbol of growth and generation that dies so that from death may come life, became a symbol of fear, for to look directly upon the divine is to face a terrifying reality.
Pegasus is instinct, wisdom, imagination, life force, and intuitive understanding.
For more information about the Goddess Medusa here is the link for a general search: Information about Medusa
To see images of Medusa please use this general search link: Images of Medusa
I tried to find out what the numbering on the right is for but no luck. If someone knows what it is for please post the information in the comment section. They will appear in the Moon phases in both hemispheres. Also by click on the blue colored words, it will take you to that specific information. All this Information comes from Date and Time Website You can also use this site to find out the time of the full or special Moon where live or very close to it.
|Lunation||New Moon||First Quarter||Full Moon||Third Quarter||Duration|
|1188||Jan 6||12:28 pm||Jan 14||5:45 pm||Jan 21||4:16 pm||Jan 28||8:10 am||29d 19h 35m|
|1189||Feb 5||8:03 am||Feb 13||9:26 am||Feb 20||2:53 am||Feb 26||10:27 pm||29d 19h 00m|
|1190||Mar 7||3:03 am||Mar 14||9:27 pm||Mar 21||12:42 pm||Mar 28||3:09 pm||29d 16h 47m|
|1191||Apr 5||7:50 pm||Apr 13||5:05 am||Apr 19||9:12 pm||Apr 27||8:18 am||29d 13h 55m|
|1192||May 5||8:45 am||May 12||11:12 am||May 19||7:11 am||May 27||2:33 am||29d 11h 16m|
|1193||Jun 3||8:01 pm||Jun 10||3:59 pm||Jun 17||6:30 pm||Jun 25||7:46 pm||29d 9h 14m|
|1194||Jul 3||5:16 am||Jul 9||8:54 pm||Jul 17||7:38 am||Jul 25||11:18 am||29d 7h 56m|
|1195||Aug 1||1:11 pm||Aug 8||3:30 am||Aug 15||10:29 pm||Aug 24||12:56 am||29d 7h 25m|
|1196||Aug 30||8:37 pm||Sep 6||1:10 pm||Sep 14||2:32 pm||Sep 22||12:40 pm||29d 7h 49m|
|1197||Sep 29||4:26 am||Oct 6||3:47 am||Oct 14||8:07 am||Oct 21||11:39 pm||29d 9h 12m|
|1198||Oct 28||2:38 pm||Nov 4||9:23 pm||Nov 13||12:34 am||Nov 20||8:10 am||29d 11h 27m|
|1199||Nov 27||2:05 am||Dec 4||5:58 pm||Dec 12||4:12 pm||Dec 19||3:57 pm||29d 14h 08m|
|1200||Dec 26||4:13 pm||29d 16h 29m|
|* All times are local time for Melbourne. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.|
Special Moon Events in 2019
- Super Full Moon: Jan 21
- Micro New Moon: Feb 5
- Super Full Moon: Feb 20
- Blue Moon: May 19 (third Full Moon in a season with four Full Moons)
- Partial Lunar Eclipse visible in Melbourne on Jul 17
- Black Moon: Aug 30 (second New Moon in single calendar month)
- Super New Moon: Aug 30
- Micro Full Moon: Sep 14
- Super New Moon: Sep 29
Articles About Moon Phases
- About Moon Phases
- What Is a Super Full Moon?
- Why Is the Full Moon in the Daytime?
- What Is a Micro Moon?
- Full Moon Names
- Moonrise/set Photography Tips & Tricks
Many witches feel that the phases of the Triple Goddess and the names corrsponding to the Moon phases are only parts of a female witch’s lifetime. While this is the traditional meaning I feel with more males becoming witches that they too should have titles to go with the Moon phases and their life phases.
Remember male or female we come into this world from our mother’s. Put there by combining female eggs and Male sperm that sets off a miracle that has been happening since couples started procreating. We all, female and male are babies and children with the same basic make up in hormones until reaching puberty. That is when we start showing the differences in how we see the opposite gender and usually see ourselves in a different way. I want to add in here that people sometimes are born into the wrong body type and now because of science and starting to be accepted somewhat better can have surgeries to correct this mistake. They can start feeling and looking as the gender they always felt they should be. There are also people who start looking at the same gender as themselves differently than more then just a friend to hang out with. We at Coven Lifee embrace all pagans/witches as equals and are happy to accept them into our Covenand school. We the Elders welcome diversity with in our community.
Please keep in mind the above paragraphs while reading the rest of this article. I will not delete any negative comments about the topic of this article unless they use foul language and/or are very negative in their wording. I have zero tolerance for anyone bashing the LGTB persons as they are children of our Lord and Lady also.
The Triple Goddess goes by many names depending on path of The Craft you follow and/or the country you live in.. The different titles of the Moon tie in with every months Moon phases . Just as the different titles for each of our life times goes with the changes in our bodies and the phase our life is in.
First here is the traditional titles and corrspponsmding Moon phases. After a girl has her first blood the next waxing Moon she will come to us as a Maiden. The waxing monthly moon phase is also the Maideb. When a woman has her first child or comes to us around 25 to 30 she is the Mother when the Moon is full. During the monthly Moon phase the full Moon is know as the Mother phase. Finally when the cessation of a monthly blood by any way happens, she has the wisdom built up over many years, and wants to she becomes the Crone or Elder
come during the waning Moon of this lifetime. The monthly warning Moon is known as The Crone phase.
For male witches Young Man is the title for the waxing Moon phase starts as you see physical changes in your body, the Father phase happens when your first child is born, and. After your children are grown up or when you feel you have much winsome to share with younger people you become known as an Elder.
As I said in the beginning this is my way of looking at the titles for our different life phases. Let me know what you think about Male witches also having a title for different phases of their lifetimes.
Copyright 2018 by Lady Beltane
May this solar eclipse bring you blessings of love, peace, and harmony.
While everyone is talking about the total solar eclipse and the way it will change the energy we feel and/or use, I felt it was important to explain part of the energy shift and what brings it about.
Many of you have heard or read about the tradition of The Great Rite usually performed on Beltane and has its origins in prehistory, wait let me rephrase that to read, it has its origins when all traditional rites/rituals were handed down orally from priest to priest, priestess to priestess, druid to druid, etc. The Great Rite is the coupling of a high priest and high priestess, whether physically or symbolically, to ensure the ground is fertile to give nourishment to and accept the seeds planted to bring about a bountiful harvest.
The total eclipse is the celestial coupling and marriage of the Sun God to the Moon Goddess. As these eclipses only happen during a new Moon which is a time for rebirth, renewal and starting new things in your life after ridding yourself of negative things in your life during the waning and Dark Moon. Use this time for new beginnings in your life whether they be forgiving someone from an old grudge (which frees you from the negativity of that grudge as well) to kicking a bad habit, to do some deep soul searching for negative things you are holding onto not just from this lifetime but pasts one as well, to trying to get a job or spending more time with your loved ones and less time at work or well any number of things. This is a journey of renewal that you take alone with your spirit guides unless you ask some type of spiritual counselor to help guide you through this journey. So you have the symbolical marriage of all the gods and goddesses along with their consummation of the marriage when the Moon completely covers the Sun, and the Moon phases that promote new growth, you have a lot of potent energy at your disposal to get rid of the old and bring in the new.
So during the eclipse you have the symbolical marriage of all the gods and goddesses along with the consummation of their marriage when the Moon completely covers the Sun, and the Moon phases that promote new growth, you have a lot of potent energy at your disposal to get rid of the old and bring in the new.
Another thing that makes the eclipse special is it falls at the time when Leo, whose planet is the Sun, comes roaring in with its fire. Fire is cleansing element to help rid you of the negativity you are carrying even if it is deep inside of you right down to your cellular level. Just as we leave Cancer and the twin nature of the duality of male and female we all carry inside of us. This is a time where each of us can easily look at the God and Goddess we carry inside ourselves and celebrate all aspects of our human and higher selves.
On thing I would strongly suggest you do not try to do today is astral or Otherworld traveling as the different planes of exsistence over lap and it can be hard to get back to the phyiscal plane of existence we live in. On the other hand is it a great day or eveing for divination and your guides maybe able to show you things and answer questions you may have more clearly.
May whatever you are seeking to change come about in a positive way for you.
May the Lady and Lord watch over and help you dear ones.
- cedar or sage smudging wand
- white candle
Cast the circle
Use the smudging wand to purify the space as you move around the circle.
Invocation to the Goddess
(ring bell with arms in Goddess position, arms in a V above your head)
Queen of the Underworld
Protectress of all Wicca
It is my will on this night of the new moon
to overcome my shadows
and bring about change
I invite you to my circle to assist and protect me in my rite.
FOr the rest of this ritual please click on this link: http://www.paganlibrary.com/rituals_spells/solitary_new_moon_ritual.php
The Working MoonEvery magikal practitioner should know which days to work and which to take off. Which moon phases are best for what kind of casting and which are for rest. These guidelines are not cast in stone and certainly if you have a friend in dire need of healing, you don’t need to wait until the next Waxing Moon to cast. But for some of the best results, here are a few guidelines, interesting tid-bits, and helpful information.
For the rest of the article please click on this link: https://www.paganspath.com/magik/moon.htm
It is worth your time to read it especially if you are just learning The Craft.
Index of moon gods and goddesses
Westerners are familiar with (female) moon goddesses. Our word lunar, as in the lunar cycle of full, crescent, and new moons, comes from the feminine Latin Luna. This seems natural because of the association of the lunar month and the female menstrual cycle, but not all societies envision the moon as a woman. In the Bronze Age, the East, from Anatolia to Sumer and Egypt, had (male) moon gods [Source: “The Myth of Europa and Minos,” by P. B. S. Andrews. Greece & Rome, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Apr., 1969), pp. 60-66]. Here are some of the moon gods and moon goddesses of major ancient religions.
Arma is the name of a Hittite lunar personification whom some think is connected with the Greek god Hermes.
Reference: “Hittite Ritual at Sardis,” by Noel Robertson. Classical Antiquity, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Apr., 1982), pp. 122-140
For pictures and to read the rest of the index created by N.S. Gill please click on this link: https://www.thoughtco.com/moon-gods-and-moon-goddesses-120395